Depression Therapists in Elora, ON

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Victoria Couture
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elora, ON N0B
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with issues including stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life changes, transitions, family conflict, abuse, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, and more.
I aim to create a safe and comfortable space that supports my clients growth and leads to positive change and overall wellness. My priority is to treat each person with kindness and respect and allow them the space to share openly and be their authentic selves. I am known for my warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach and integrative therapy style that is collaborative and person-centered. I incorporate various modalities and interventions to meet my client’s needs, including Brainspotting, Narrative, Solution-Focused, CBT, Play-Based, Mindfulness-Based, and Trauma-Focused approaches.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with issues including stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life changes, transitions, family conflict, abuse, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, and more.
I aim to create a safe and comfortable space that supports my clients growth and leads to positive change and overall wellness. My priority is to treat each person with kindness and respect and allow them the space to share openly and be their authentic selves. I am known for my warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach and integrative therapy style that is collaborative and person-centered. I incorporate various modalities and interventions to meet my client’s needs, including Brainspotting, Narrative, Solution-Focused, CBT, Play-Based, Mindfulness-Based, and Trauma-Focused approaches.
(226) 779-2824 View (226) 779-2824
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Mary Emily Crome
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elora, ON N0B
Mary Crome BA, MSW, RSW is a internationally registered (PSI) perinatal mental health counsellor. She takes a strengths based, trauma informed approach to support those working to conceive, those who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss, post partem depression, post partem anxiety, new parents and couples navigating the transition into the next phase.
Mary Crome BA, MSW, RSW is a internationally registered (PSI) perinatal mental health counsellor. She takes a strengths based, trauma informed approach to support those working to conceive, those who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss, post partem depression, post partem anxiety, new parents and couples navigating the transition into the next phase.
(226) 640-8946 View (226) 640-8946
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Rebecca Dupont
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BEd, RP(Q), OCT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elora, ON N0B
I personally know how it feels to be overwhelmed by the demands of school, work, everyday responsibilities and personal relationships. When challenged by the symptoms of AD(H)D, anxiety or depression everyone can become burdened by life's distractions, unable to prioritize and find the time to nurture relationships, pursue personal interests, meet desired goals and find peace and happiness in our day. To facilitate the changes you would like to see, I will create a safe place to process relationship issues, symptoms related to AD(H)D, trauma, depression, anxiety that have impacted your quality of life.
I personally know how it feels to be overwhelmed by the demands of school, work, everyday responsibilities and personal relationships. When challenged by the symptoms of AD(H)D, anxiety or depression everyone can become burdened by life's distractions, unable to prioritize and find the time to nurture relationships, pursue personal interests, meet desired goals and find peace and happiness in our day. To facilitate the changes you would like to see, I will create a safe place to process relationship issues, symptoms related to AD(H)D, trauma, depression, anxiety that have impacted your quality of life.
(226) 779-7726 View (226) 779-7726
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Shaelyn Busby
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Elora, ON N0B  (Online Only)
I have experience working with individuals who are facing depression, anxiety, anger, stress, PTSD, trauma, abuse, substance use/abuse, self-esteem, self-harm, sleep issues, eating issues, and suicidal thoughts.
Hello! My name is Shaelyn Busby and I am a fully registered psychotherapist. Are you looking for a therapist to support your child or your family in making changes? Change can be scary, difficult, and intimidating even when we know change is for the better. Family relationships are hard - especially as a child. I strive to meet my clients where they are at and empower them to have the courage to change their lives. In my practice, I use a number of different modalities to best suit the client. Every client is different so I believe every treatment plan should be tailored to the individual.
I have experience working with individuals who are facing depression, anxiety, anger, stress, PTSD, trauma, abuse, substance use/abuse, self-esteem, self-harm, sleep issues, eating issues, and suicidal thoughts.
Hello! My name is Shaelyn Busby and I am a fully registered psychotherapist. Are you looking for a therapist to support your child or your family in making changes? Change can be scary, difficult, and intimidating even when we know change is for the better. Family relationships are hard - especially as a child. I strive to meet my clients where they are at and empower them to have the courage to change their lives. In my practice, I use a number of different modalities to best suit the client. Every client is different so I believe every treatment plan should be tailored to the individual.
(226) 243-7104 View (226) 243-7104
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Natalia Lysenko
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elora, ON N0B
I work with adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, personality adaptations (for example, avoidant, borderline, narcissistic), interpersonal relationships, traumatic experiences.
Much like other relationships, experience of therapy is co-created by the client and the therapist. I see the job of the therapist as providing a safe environment where the client has the time and space to make sense of their life experiences and maintain a sense of self as worthy of acceptance, kindness, and care.
I work with adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, personality adaptations (for example, avoidant, borderline, narcissistic), interpersonal relationships, traumatic experiences.
Much like other relationships, experience of therapy is co-created by the client and the therapist. I see the job of the therapist as providing a safe environment where the client has the time and space to make sense of their life experiences and maintain a sense of self as worthy of acceptance, kindness, and care.
(226) 778-2602 View (226) 778-2602
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Michele Ross-Miller
Registered Social Worker, MA, RMFT, RSW
Verified Verified
Elora, ON N0B
Additionally, I offer extensive experience in working with a wide variety of individual issues like grief, life transitions, anxiety and depression, self-esteem, stress management and family of origin issues.
**Accepting new clients** Most couples expect to agree with their spouse far more than they actually do. The main complaints that bring couples to therapy are losing connection, high levels of conflict, major life changes and high levels of stress. Effective couples counseling and individual counselling will give you the tools you need to solve problems.
Additionally, I offer extensive experience in working with a wide variety of individual issues like grief, life transitions, anxiety and depression, self-esteem, stress management and family of origin issues.
**Accepting new clients** Most couples expect to agree with their spouse far more than they actually do. The main complaints that bring couples to therapy are losing connection, high levels of conflict, major life changes and high levels of stress. Effective couples counseling and individual counselling will give you the tools you need to solve problems.
(226) 546-1807 View (226) 546-1807
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Tara Cardiff
Occupational Therapist, MA, (Psych), BSc(OT)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elora, ON N0B
Before healing from traumatic experiences, you might feel like you're often in a fight-or-flight state (on edge, irritable, angry, can't sleep) or feel shut down (numb, no energy, depressed, or dissociated).
I work with youth and adults who are struggling with cumulative stress, anxiety, or trauma and want to develop a sense of emotional stability and well-being; they're looking for a therapist who can be authentic. Going beyond traditional talk therapy, I use somatic (body-based) psychotherapy in healing trauma, including developmental trauma - childhood abuse, neglect, or caregiver misattunement. Somatic therapy is a gentle, experiential approach that integrates awareness of body sensations to allow the body, mind and emotions to heal from trauma, so you can feel more connected and engaged in your life.
Before healing from traumatic experiences, you might feel like you're often in a fight-or-flight state (on edge, irritable, angry, can't sleep) or feel shut down (numb, no energy, depressed, or dissociated).
I work with youth and adults who are struggling with cumulative stress, anxiety, or trauma and want to develop a sense of emotional stability and well-being; they're looking for a therapist who can be authentic. Going beyond traditional talk therapy, I use somatic (body-based) psychotherapy in healing trauma, including developmental trauma - childhood abuse, neglect, or caregiver misattunement. Somatic therapy is a gentle, experiential approach that integrates awareness of body sensations to allow the body, mind and emotions to heal from trauma, so you can feel more connected and engaged in your life.
(226) 780-7081 View (226) 780-7081
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Marissa M Beresford
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW(c)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elora, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Are you feeling disconnected, stuck, or detached from your life? Do you often hear yourself speaking negatively to yourself? Are you struggling with a lack of coping skills or finding healthier outlets? Life can be complex and sometimes heavy, but with support, you don’t have to face these difficulties alone. I work with women in overcoming their struggles that have to do with relationship issues, self-esteem, substance use, stress, depression, anxiety, and addiction. I am here to support you by providing a warm and safe virtual space where we can talk about your struggles.
Are you feeling disconnected, stuck, or detached from your life? Do you often hear yourself speaking negatively to yourself? Are you struggling with a lack of coping skills or finding healthier outlets? Life can be complex and sometimes heavy, but with support, you don’t have to face these difficulties alone. I work with women in overcoming their struggles that have to do with relationship issues, self-esteem, substance use, stress, depression, anxiety, and addiction. I am here to support you by providing a warm and safe virtual space where we can talk about your struggles.
(548) 490-2294 View (548) 490-2294
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Evelyn Ellison
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Elora, ON N0B
Waitlist for new clients
I am a compassionate, skilled clinician with over 15 years of experience and training. I use a collaborative therapeutic approach to help support adolescents and adults who are experiencing challenges in their lives and relationships. I offer a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment and use my clinical skills to assist people in exploring solutions and to gain new perspective on the issues they are facing.
I am a compassionate, skilled clinician with over 15 years of experience and training. I use a collaborative therapeutic approach to help support adolescents and adults who are experiencing challenges in their lives and relationships. I offer a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment and use my clinical skills to assist people in exploring solutions and to gain new perspective on the issues they are facing.
(226) 406-8985 View (226) 406-8985
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Dawn Graham
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Elora, ON N0B
Do you worry about what you ‘should’ be doing or feeling? Juggling work and personal commitments can lead you to feel like there’s never enough time to get everything done. Worrying about the future, or looking back on what you could have done better in the past, can feel overwhelming. This cycle of feeling like you’re not living up to your own expectations, or those of other people, can make you feel unsettled, off-balance and like you’re not fully present in your own life.
Do you worry about what you ‘should’ be doing or feeling? Juggling work and personal commitments can lead you to feel like there’s never enough time to get everything done. Worrying about the future, or looking back on what you could have done better in the past, can feel overwhelming. This cycle of feeling like you’re not living up to your own expectations, or those of other people, can make you feel unsettled, off-balance and like you’re not fully present in your own life.
(226) 401-8153 View (226) 401-8153
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Clark Psychological Services
Psychologist, MA, CPsych
Verified Verified
Elora, ON N0B
Registered Member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Full Range of Assessment and Treatment for Children, Teens, Adults, and Families.
Registered Member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Full Range of Assessment and Treatment for Children, Teens, Adults, and Families.
(855) 920-9852 View (855) 920-9852
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Allison Riddell Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), MA, CD1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elora, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Adulting is tough at times; different life stages, different goals and opportunities. Much of our personal history influences how we approach challenges in life and how we interact with others. Family can be a source of support, or not. The same can be said about those who surround us; work, social and friend groups. I believe we have the tools within us to deal with what life throws at us. It may be a tweak or a subtle shift of thought that will make the difference, or it may take a while due to previous traumas.
Adulting is tough at times; different life stages, different goals and opportunities. Much of our personal history influences how we approach challenges in life and how we interact with others. Family can be a source of support, or not. The same can be said about those who surround us; work, social and friend groups. I believe we have the tools within us to deal with what life throws at us. It may be a tweak or a subtle shift of thought that will make the difference, or it may take a while due to previous traumas.
(226) 840-3261 View (226) 840-3261
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Tamara McCarty
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RWS
Verified Verified
Elora, ON N0B
Hope, not a word usually associated to counseling. However, many people seek and find it through counseling. I believe all of us want to feel more hopeful and happy in our lives. Welcome to Quality Counseling and Therapy. Seeking help takes courage so congratulations on your bravery. All relationships have ups and downs. Let us help you "ride the roller coaster" of the relationship. Relationships are worth the time and energy invested. Together we can help you recapture your sense of hope and joy whether you are a couple, family, adolescent or individual.
Hope, not a word usually associated to counseling. However, many people seek and find it through counseling. I believe all of us want to feel more hopeful and happy in our lives. Welcome to Quality Counseling and Therapy. Seeking help takes courage so congratulations on your bravery. All relationships have ups and downs. Let us help you "ride the roller coaster" of the relationship. Relationships are worth the time and energy invested. Together we can help you recapture your sense of hope and joy whether you are a couple, family, adolescent or individual.
(226) 455-7122 View (226) 455-7122
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Esther Allison
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Elora, ON N0B
Do you feel like you are running on auto-pilot? Do you sometimes feel disconnected from your emotions? Or perhaps you feel surprised by the intensity of your emotional reactions at times. It’s easy to go through life reacting to stressors, without the awareness, language or understanding of what we are feeling or reacting to. Most of us haven't been taught in school or at home how to process through our emotions, yet understanding how and why we react as we do, can improve our relationship with ourselves and others.
Do you feel like you are running on auto-pilot? Do you sometimes feel disconnected from your emotions? Or perhaps you feel surprised by the intensity of your emotional reactions at times. It’s easy to go through life reacting to stressors, without the awareness, language or understanding of what we are feeling or reacting to. Most of us haven't been taught in school or at home how to process through our emotions, yet understanding how and why we react as we do, can improve our relationship with ourselves and others.
(226) 702-4694 View (226) 702-4694
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Sidney G Bater
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CCPA
Verified Verified
Elora, ON N0B
Hello, and welcome! If you find yourself visiting this space, and we never get a chance to meet, I just want to take what may be my only opportunity to encourage you in this part of your journey. You are contemplating change, and that requires courage. Take heart – courage does not mean the absence of fear.
Hello, and welcome! If you find yourself visiting this space, and we never get a chance to meet, I just want to take what may be my only opportunity to encourage you in this part of your journey. You are contemplating change, and that requires courage. Take heart – courage does not mean the absence of fear.
(226) 641-6951 View (226) 641-6951
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Kim Saliba
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Elora, ON N0B
I'm a Registered Doctoral level Clinical and School Psychologist. I provide a full range of comprehensive services for: Adults, Adolescents, Children, and Families. I provide an empathetic approach with a wide range of experience.
I'm a Registered Doctoral level Clinical and School Psychologist. I provide a full range of comprehensive services for: Adults, Adolescents, Children, and Families. I provide an empathetic approach with a wide range of experience.
(226) 840-9663 View (226) 840-9663
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Bianca Uguccioni | Holistic Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elora, ON N0B
Note: In-person services coming in May - I see therapy as a safe space to explore our inner worlds while developing an awareness of how the external world impacts us. I seek to support clients in accessing their internal wisdom and sense of self to become more attuned to their needs and live a life more aligned with their hopes and dreams. As a holistic therapist, I recognize the interconnected nature of the mind, body, and soul. My approach to holistic healing and transformation draws inspiration from conventional psychotherapy methods while integrating diverse holistic practices that foster well-being for the mind, body, and soul.
Note: In-person services coming in May - I see therapy as a safe space to explore our inner worlds while developing an awareness of how the external world impacts us. I seek to support clients in accessing their internal wisdom and sense of self to become more attuned to their needs and live a life more aligned with their hopes and dreams. As a holistic therapist, I recognize the interconnected nature of the mind, body, and soul. My approach to holistic healing and transformation draws inspiration from conventional psychotherapy methods while integrating diverse holistic practices that foster well-being for the mind, body, and soul.
(226) 784-5409 View (226) 784-5409
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Alia Ziesman
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, MACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Elora, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Hello, thank you for reading my profile. My passion is to help you feel more fulfilled, empowered, and present in your life. Life is hard, trauma is real, and inequality is systemic. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to feel how you feel, as you come to better understand your thoughts, experiences, and relationships. I believe we each possess unique inner strengths and resources to help us move through life and get out of our heads (and into the moment). My personal and ongoing experience with grief allows me to meet you 'where you are', at your own pace, as we co-develop strategies that work for you.
Hello, thank you for reading my profile. My passion is to help you feel more fulfilled, empowered, and present in your life. Life is hard, trauma is real, and inequality is systemic. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to feel how you feel, as you come to better understand your thoughts, experiences, and relationships. I believe we each possess unique inner strengths and resources to help us move through life and get out of our heads (and into the moment). My personal and ongoing experience with grief allows me to meet you 'where you are', at your own pace, as we co-develop strategies that work for you.
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Shannon Hannah
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP
Verified Verified
Elora, ON N0B
Entering therapy often marks a time when individuals and couples find themselves feeling quite stuck in the challenges they are facing. You might feel a sense of stuckness within your self, your life circumstances, or in your important relationships. As your therapist, I’m here to help you get un-stuck.
Entering therapy often marks a time when individuals and couples find themselves feeling quite stuck in the challenges they are facing. You might feel a sense of stuckness within your self, your life circumstances, or in your important relationships. As your therapist, I’m here to help you get un-stuck.
(548) 490-0801 View (548) 490-0801
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Cynthia Sewell
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP, CH
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Elora, ON N0B
Did you wake up today and think to yourself, "something isn't right" or "I can't go on like this"? If you are struggling with your substance use and you're feeling like you are no longer in control, it might be time to consider change. Maybe you are tired of hiding your drinking as a way to cope with your mood. Maybe you have noticed that while getting high works in the moment to help manage your nerves, you are actually more anxious now than you have ever been. Change is scary, but may be necessary for you to reach your full potential.
Did you wake up today and think to yourself, "something isn't right" or "I can't go on like this"? If you are struggling with your substance use and you're feeling like you are no longer in control, it might be time to consider change. Maybe you are tired of hiding your drinking as a way to cope with your mood. Maybe you have noticed that while getting high works in the moment to help manage your nerves, you are actually more anxious now than you have ever been. Change is scary, but may be necessary for you to reach your full potential.
(226) 840-6186 View (226) 840-6186

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Depression Counsellors

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognise and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioural activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.